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FortKnox (169099) writes | more than 9 years ago

User Journal 17

Yeah yeah, I'm still working on it (finishing HL2 definately helped speed things along) :-)Yeah yeah, I'm still working on it (finishing HL2 definately helped speed things along) :-)

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New name (1)

nizo (81281) | more than 9 years ago | (#11009257)

It shouldn't be called Half Life, it should be called "No Life" or something like that :-) I haven't even seen it, just like Everquest and several other games, I am too afraid to even see what they are about.

Re:New name (1)

FortKnox (169099) | more than 9 years ago | (#11009676)

Halflife isn't as bad as a MMORPG like Everquest. There is an end to Halflife... there is no end to Everquest.

Re:New name (1)

trmj (579410) | more than 9 years ago | (#11009932)

100% agreed. Which is why, when I finished hl2 approx. 3 days after it came out, I took a couple days off, and then started eq2.

It's a good thing I work at a cyber cafe, otherwise I'd have some serious priority issues.

Re:New name (1)

elmegil (12001) | more than 9 years ago | (#11010043)

bastard :-)

I am lucky to be done with the damn air boat and ready to plunge into Ravensholme.

Re:New name (1)

FortKnox (169099) | more than 9 years ago | (#11010176)

Take your time... you still have a LOT of game to play, so enjoy it! The only thing I will tell you (since no one told me) was that you can use the gravity gun on the sawblades. That makes the level MUCH more fun! :-D

Re:New name (1)

trmj (579410) | more than 9 years ago | (#11010226)

and when you run out of ammo, you can use the alt-fire on the gravity gun at close range, which is good for the head crabs (well, better than the crowbar)

Re:New name (1)

PDA_Monkey (801668) | more than 9 years ago | (#11012912)

Hmm, interesting...
I've never played Half Life, have barely even seen a few screenshots, and I don't really have much interest in Half Life 2, but even I knew from reading part of a HL2 review (before I got bored) that it was possible to use the gravity gun on the sawblades.
No joke.

Re:New name (1)

Aggrazel (13616) | more than 9 years ago | (#11011402)

**spoilers herein**

There may be an end to Half Life 2, but I've proclaimed it the "Worst. Ending. Ever."

Oh yes, there have been lamer endings to video games. But in Half Life 2's case, they built up this wonderful, rich storyline with an intreguing, orwellian like environment... and then ended it like that.

I mean, at least in HL1 you got to fight this cool weird alien thingy, and who could forget how hard those jumps of doom were? In HL2 once you get the supercharged Gravity Gun its all over. It might have been slightly challenging if they hadn't left a recharger that gives you not 100 but 200 energy in a few seconds around every stinking corner. The fact is, the last 1.5 levels (lets face it, the "Dark Energy" level is not a level) are the easiest in the game (barring of course, the first one, which you can't lose).

It reminded me of Doom3's design somewhat in that respect, in that the later levels were the easiest, in that game thanks to the Soul Cube. But Doom3 got to the point quickly where levels were tedious and boring, and HL2 kept it going right up until the end, mixing it up with new strategies, new things to do, and fun toys to play with.

Although, I wish the "Squad" were more intelligent, it could have made for more interesting firefights if they were both more intelligent and not entirely disposable. The "Antlion Army" was cool though, if a bit overpowered, but still that level was fun for a while.

I just was severly let down, I don't even care that everyone died, it was just like they said, "Aw hell, lets quit now."

503 Service Unavailable (1)

sulli (195030) | more than 9 years ago | (#11009278)

Slashdot is conveniently letting you get away with it.

Re:503 Service Unavailable (1)

Scott Lockwood (218839) | more than 9 years ago | (#11009691)

I always thought that was proof that Slashdot had hired Rusty Foster.

Hey (1)

dead sun (104217) | more than 9 years ago | (#11009287)

You preempted my comment.

On a side note, I sat down and spent a couple hours pondering how to make the moderation system that I described a while ago work. I think if I can hammer out a couple details it'll be reasonable on a moderate scale. The main problems look to be that there needs to be some cacheing mechanism for moderation similarities, or each comment page load could be painful. I may get bored and make a proof of concept at some point without waiting for directions for work though.

what?!?! no mention of the steelers? (1)

Triumph The Insult C (586706) | more than 9 years ago | (#11010238)

BLASPHEMER!

'twas a good game last night, that's for sure

Re:what?!?! no mention of the steelers? (1)

FortKnox (169099) | more than 9 years ago | (#11010920)

Yeah.... and a look to the future? Did you see how Rothlesburger, Palmer, and Leftwich all played yesterday?

I see a new set of QBs to watch since Elway, Marino, and Montana (and lets not forget (P.)Manning and McNabb).

Re:what?!?! no mention of the steelers? (1)

SamTheButcher (574069) | more than 9 years ago | (#11010998)

GREAT game, and I'll go on record as saying that big Ben is the real deal. Not much more to prove after that.

The Unavailability Of The Service, Five Oh Three (1)

MonTemplar (174120) | more than 9 years ago | (#11010374)

I'm nearly at the end of HL2, just got to stop Breen by shutting down the transporter thingy. (The ride through the Combine tower is awesome, even better than the tram-ride at the start of HL1). Been a bit preoccupied with other matters lately - I'll explain in my Journal later.

-MT.

Indeed (1)

JMZero (449047) | more than 9 years ago | (#11010475)

The game was good - but the last few levels are incredible. I just finished last night at 1AM - very worthwhile game.

all morning (1)

robi2106 (464558) | more than 9 years ago | (#11011519)

Got those 503s all morning... I suppose this is redundant, but what causes those errors? DB crashes?

jason
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